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Episcopal Chaplaincy

A Short History of Hymns
Carl Daw Professor of Music at Boston University
Wed Jan 21, 07-08:15pm, W11 - Main Dining Rm

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Join us for insight into the history of hymns and their continued viability. Using ten of his own hymns, Carl Daw will give us a greater appreciation for how what we sing connects with the worship life, culture and spirituality of our ancestors in the faith. Dr. Carl Daw is Director of the Hymn Society and a Professor of Music at Boston University. He is also the composer and lyricist of many hymns. This event is part of our celebration of international Christian Unity Week.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/lem
Contact: Amy McCreath, W16.109, x3-2983, mccreath@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Lutheran Ministry at MIT

A Theology of Sustainability
Amy McCreath
Fri Jan 30, 05-08:30pm, Stata Center
Sat Jan 31, 09am-03:00pm, Stata Center

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 21-Jan-2009
Limited to 125 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

Re-imagine an abundant world measured not by personal consumption but by just and sustainable relations with nature and communities. Watching videos of presentations by leading theologians and grassroots activists and reflecting in small groups, we will look at the challenges and opportunities for creating a just, sustainable future for all. See www.trinitywallstreet.org/education?institute2009 for details on content. Friday dinner & Sat. lunch provided. To register, email Christina English at cenglish@mit.edu. $30 fee for non-students.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/tac
Contact: Amy McCreath, W11, x3-2983, mccreath@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Technology and Culture Forum

Centering Prayer
The Rev. Tim Seitz
Tue Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, 12-12:45pm, W11-155

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Centering Prayer is a time for rest, meditation, and refreshment with attention to God. Drawing on ancient Christian practices, the time centers on a half hour of silence. Participants usually stay for 5 or 10 minutes afterwards to collect themselves and begin the transition back into our daily lives. The effects of this brief time are powerful and profound and the calming affect lasts throughout the day and lingers throughout the week. Come, take a mini-vacation with the holy and join us.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/lem
Contact: The Rev. Tim Seitz, W11-035, x3-2325, tseitz@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Lutheran Ministry at MIT

Expelled: A film and discussion @ Intelligent Design and American schools
John Durant
Wed Jan 14, 06:30-09:00pm, W11 - Main Dining Rm

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 12-Jan-2009
Limited to 50 participants.
Single session event

"Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" explores the freedom (or lack of freedom) of academic institutions to challenge scientific orthodoxy regarding evolution. We will view the film and then join in conversation, facilitated by Prof. John Durant, about how American society views intelligent design, how debates about the teaching of science in high schools and universities are developing, and how media shape or misshape our perceptions of the scientific issues. A light dinner will be served. More on the film @ http://www.expelledthemovie.com/
Web: http://web.mit.edu/tac
Contact: Patricia Weinmann, W11.007, x3-0108, weinmann@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Technology and Culture Forum

Hymn Sing
Amy McCreath & Tim Seitz
Wed Jan 21, 05:15-06:30pm, W15 - MIT Chapel

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Get your new year off to a good start with an hour of singing your favorite hymns and discovering others' favorites. We'll have hymnals from lots of Christian traditions available, and our pianist will support our song. If you have a hymn to suggest that probably isn't in the hymnals, contact me ahead of time. Stay for hearty (free!) dinner afterwards, and learn about the history of hymns from Carl Daw, Director of the Hymn Society, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Main Dining Room of W11.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/lem
Contact: Amy McCreath & Tim Seitz, W11.007, x3-2983, mccreath@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Lutheran Ministry at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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